Sunday, January 8, 2012

Tudor Reading Challenge

 

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Rules:

· All book formats are allowed for this challenge as long as they have an ISBN number or the equivalent. Both fiction and non-fiction are allowed as well. Re-reads ARE allowed but your review must be a new one. Crossovers from other reading challenges DO count!

· All the books read for this challenge must be Tudor related. Books that feature any Tudor from Henry VII to Elizabeth I and any spouses, lovers, close family members, or themes count. There are a lot out there, so no worries!

· Each month visit The Musings of ALMYBNENR and add your link to your Tudor-related reviews. You do not have to have a blog to participate, you may post wherever you review, i.e. Goodreads, Library Things, Selfari.

Levels:

•Henry VII (Creator of a dynasty): 5 books

•Henry VIII (Larger than life): 10 books

•Mary I (The first queen of England): 15 books

•Elizabeth I (Gloriana & the Golden Age): 20 books

Timeframe:

1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012

Host: The Musings of ALMYBNENR

 

My Goal:

Elizabeth I (Gloriana & the Golden Age): 20 books

Why am I doing this challenge?

I am a Tudor fanatic. Sadly, my Tudor-related reading declined last year, so I thought that this would be the perfect way to get back into the Tudor-reading groove! Plus, I need to tackle Tudor-To-Be-Read Pile, which is pictured below!

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(My T.T.B.R continues to grow!)

Books I intend to read, in no particular order:

Fiction

1- In A Treacherous Court by Michelle Diener

2- Keeper of the King’s Secrets by Michelle Diener

3- The Pleasure Palace by Kate Emerson

4- Between Two Queens by Kate Emerson

5- By Royal Decree by Kate Emerson

6- At The King’s Pleasure by Kate Emerson

7- The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir

8- To Die For by Sandra Byrd

9- His Last Letter by Jeane Westin

10- The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory

11- The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

12- The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory

13- Honor In The Dust by Gilbert Morris

14- The Last Wife of Henry VIII by Carolly Erickson

Non-Fiction Books

15- Elizabeth & Leicester by Sarah Gristwood

16- Death and The Virgin Queen by Chris Skidmore

17- The Life of Elizabeth I by Alison Weir

18- The Lady In the Tower by Alison Weir

19- The Children of Henry VIII

20- The Tudor Age by Jasper Ridley

21- The Other Tudors by Philippa Jones

22- The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Antonia Fraser

To find out more about this challenge you may do so HERE

 

Best Wishes,

Angela Renee

1 comment:

aLmYbNeNr said...

Thanks so much for joining, Angela Renee!

I love your photo of your TBR pile - I have the same mug, but not the Henry VIII figurine! He looks so cool! Thanks for sharing that.